Rockstead CHI-ZDP Japanese Folding Knife 3.25" ZDP-189/VG10 Clad Tanto Blade, Aluminum Handles
The Rockstead CHI-ZDP folding knife features a 3.25" ZDP-189/VG10 clad steel, mirror-finish blade with dual thumb studs. The opening action is incredibly smooth and the liner lock keeps the blade securely open. The mirror finish is achieved by heat treating the blade and gradually hand grinding through 400, 600, 800, 1,200 and 2,000 grit wet-dry sandpaper. This is very intense and time-consuming because if any scratches were to occur during this process, the blade must be sent back to the previous step for refinishing. Once this is complete, the blade will be buffed for the final finish. The folks at Rockstead have mastered this process to give the knife a beautiful finish and sharp edge like no other. The aluminum handles feature stingray inlay for added grip when handling. Feels extremely comfortable and solid in the hand. Tip-up, deep pocket carry clip. Includes wooden box and certificate of authenticity. Individually numbered.
With proper maintenance, Rocksteads are known to keep a sharp edge for 2-3 years. Rockstead Knives come with free sharpening and regrinding. You would be responsible for shipping charges to and from Japan.
Be sure to register your Rockstead Knife here.
- Blade Length: 3.25"
- Closed Length: 4.25"
- Overall Length: 7.5"
- Blade Material: ZDP-189/VG10 Clad
- Blade Finish: Mirror Finish
- Blade Hardness: About 67 HRC
- Handle Material: Hard Anodized Aluminum
- Weight: 3.7 oz.
- Made in Japan
UPC Code: 084060
Semi-Custom or Mid-Tech knives are knives produced by a process in which the designer has more direct--but not complete--involvement; parts of these knives may still have been made by others.
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
The exotic steel Capital of the World, Japan produces and innovates some of the best products, from pocket to kitchen knives and everything in between.
A solid, lightweight material that can be molded, textured or anodized to provide better grip under extreme conditions.
Has an extremely high carbon and chromium content allowing for exceptional sharpness and durability. With this hardness comes decreased corrosive properties.
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